Making food from scratch typically requires advance preparation, adherence to a recipe, and your third and final genie wish. Save the third wish for more wishes with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a three-course Mughlai dinner for two at Ziyaafat (up to a $40 value). The dinner includes:
- Choice of one appetizer (up to a $5 value)
- Choice of two entrees (up to a $15 value each)
- Choice of one dessert (up to a $5 value)
Ziyaafat’s menu fills plates with savory tales infused with spices such as cardamom and saffron that sated Mughal emperors. Spicy potato-stuffed green peppers and the tamarind-splashed chickpeas of pani puri illustrate the cuisine's Persian and Turkic influences. Steamed rice or naan accompany marinated tilapia or murgh nizami, a Hyderabadi specialty that features chicken soaked in sweet-and-sour gravy before chefs fry it. The coriander of traditional Mughlai kofta salaam tickles beef meatballs while tamarind complements the natural flavors of fried okra in the achari bhindi, flaunting fresh veggies like a lottery-winning rabbit. To diversify a dulcet array of puddings, Ziyaafat’s epicurean alchemists cook egg-laced anday ka halwa and de-nose snowmen for the carroty gaajar ka halwa.
Ziyaafat's chefs expertly organize the ancient flavors of imperial Mughal cuisine in a menu packed with authentic Indian dishes. In the kitchen, cooks sear chicken to create the murgh mughlai, then cook it with mild spices and top it with creamy gravy and almonds. Spicy dishes such as Afghan mutton karhai, an Afghan delicacy that braises bone-in mutton in a spicy tomato sauce, rest on plates above crimson table settings in Ziyaafat's dining room. The restaurant also caters corporate functions and special events with their mobile services, which proves ideal for family reunions held in a local investment firm's conference room.
1301 Custer Rd.
Plano, Texas 75075